As part of our commitment to community engagement and to build on the excitement and momentum generated by both Carl Frampton’s World Title victory and the country’s boxers success at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, DCAL, in conjunction with Cyclone Promotions, organised a boxing celebration event in the Ulster Hall.
Invitations were issued to all boxing clubs affiliated to the Irish Amateur Boxing Association asking them to send up to four youth boxers, accompanied by appropriate adults.
On the day approximately 300 young boxers attended and had the opportunity to take part in a number of training sessions designed to hone and develop their skills with expert guidance from Carl Frampton, Barry McGuigan and other experienced boxers. There was then an informative question and answer session.
The day finished with all attendees having the opportunity to have photos taken and receive signed photos as a memento of this inspiring day.
The event was a tremendous success and demonstrated that the future of the sport is in good hands with there being no shortage of budding talent ready to follow in the footsteps of Carl Frampton and Paddy Barnes.